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Editor Philip C. Kolin
Managing Editor Diane DeCesare Ross
Editorial Board

Published by The University of Southern Mississippi since 1962, The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture.

The Arts in the South

SoQ defines "the arts" broadly, including literature, painting, sculpture, music, dance, theatre, film, and popular culture. We also publish studies of Southern culture informed by such disciplines as history, folklore, anthropology, political science, and geography. SoQ defines "The South" as anything south of the Mason Dixon Line, including the Caribbean, to the larger Global South. 

SoQ issues and features devoted to individual southern artists include: Eudora Welty, Kate Chopin, Harry Crews, Erskine Caldwell, Elvis Presley, Lee Smith, Tennessee Williams, Conrad Aiken, and Walker Percy. An upcoming issue will be devoted to Natasha Trethewey.

Regular Features

In addition to articles that explore what the South meant, or means, today, regular features include previously unpublished archival documents, original poetry, review essays, and portfolios of original artwork or photography.The interviews that we regularly publish are a hallmark of our journal. These have included conversations with Ernest J. Gaines, Robert Morgan, Fred Chappell, Lewis Nordan, Beth Henley, and Dr. Chris Chapman on celebrated African American artist Loïs Mailou Jones.

Call for Papers

We are currently soliciting manuscripts for upcoming issues and invite submissions of interdiciplinary scholarly articles, interviews with major Southern writers, composers, and artists, unpublished archival materials, and poems anchored in the spirit of the South.

Our Southern Quarterly Editorial Board:

Faedra Carpenter University of Maryland
Susan Castillo Street King's College London
Una Chaudhuri New York University
Harry Elam Stanford University
William Ferris University of North Carolina
Michael Kreyling Vanderbilt University
Michael Lofaro University of Tennessee
John Lowe University of Georgia
Paul Mariani Boston College
Joseph Millichap Western Kentucky University
Christopher Morris University of Texas-Arlington
Brenda Murphy University of Connecticut
Peggy Whitman Prenshaw Milsaps College
Nancy Steen Hattiesburg, Mississippi
James G. Thomas , Jr. University of Mississippi
Gov. William Winter Jackson, Mississippi
Jürgen Wolter Universität Wuppertal, Germany

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